Statistics, Public Debate and the State, 1800–1945: A Social, Political and Intellectual History of Numbers, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Statistics, Public Debate and the State, 1800–1945

A Social, Political and Intellectual History of Numbers, 1st Edition

By Jean-Guy Prevost, Jean-Pierre Beaud

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Based around a number of illustrative case studies, this book charts the development of our modern-day reliance on statistics. Topics covered include scientific innovations, administrative issues and the use of numbers in politics. By looking at these aspects of statistics together, the authors are able to present a truly original work.

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Studies for the International Society for Cultural History

In both research and teaching, the study of cultural history is burgeoning, with a variety of interpretations of culture cross-fertilizing between disciplines – history, critical theory, literature and media, anthropology and ethnology, and many more. This series focuses on the study of conceptual, affective and imaginative worlds of the past, and sees culture as encompassing both textual production and social practice. It seeks to highlight historical and cultural processes of meaning-making and explore the ways in which people of the past made sense of their world.

Submissions are invited from established scholars and first-time authors alike. Prospective authors should send a detailed proposal with a rationale, chapter outlines and at least two sample chapters alongside a brief author’s biography and an anticipated submission date to:

Howard Chiang: hhchiang @ ucdavis.edu

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HIS054000
HISTORY / Social History